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Laurie

I love college so much more the second time around.
Laurie channeled her energy into her teacher education program that allowed her to fulfill new requirements in her field.

After Laurie’s daughters moved out on their own, this business degree graduate chose to channel her energy and love of children into a part-time job as a preschool teacher’s aide in a Catholic elementary school. When medical issues affected her husband’s earning power and health benefits, Laurie earned child care certification to qualify for a full-time teaching position. Previously enrolled in HCC’s teacher education program, Laurie worked on an early childhood education certification for a new archdiocese requirement.

“I love college so much more the second time around. I feared being the tech-illiterate dinosaur in the class – but there are other students my age or older, faculty and IT staff are so helpful, and some courses are offered in a hybrid format that combines online convenience with classroom support.”

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